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[REBOL] Re: skip on direct mode file port

From: anton:lexicon at: 12-Aug-2002 16:36

I want to read the last 128 bytes of mpeg audio files. I have fixed up and am fixing up mp3tool.r from the script library, which reads id3v1 tags. Currently, it is reading the whole file into memory, which is wasteful. Is there a way to get the file pointer to the end without reading the whole file? I have a half-solution: Do a buffered read, with the buffer set to 128 bytes, such that the last buffer contents falls over the last 128 bytes. Or could use a larger buffer until the last 128 bytes. Mmm. I don't like it. It's just for fun, so I can wait, too. Anton.